Canine Good Citizen
Is your canine a “good citizen?” What does that even mean, exactly? In the official sense, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a title awarded by the American Kennel Club (AKC). “Started in 1989, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.” More information on the 10 items can be found at the AKC website.
In our opinion, it is a great way to know that you have a well trained dog. This training can lead to a dog being an emotional support dog or service dog. Also, if you are searching for an apartment or rental house, it may help convince a landlord that your dog is trained and well-behaved. If you think your dog cannot pass this now, enroll in our Canine College class to take your dog’s training to the next level and potentially earn your CGC at the end of the class.